Month: January 2020

Donald Trump is the Most Hated Person in the World

Not since Hitler have we seen a head of state more disliked than Donald Trump. It is quite an achievement. Trump himself might not be offended. As long as it gets him attention.

The World doesn’t even have much respect for his abilities:

From missile strikes in the Middle East to tariff fights in Asia, the last few weeks have been a reminder of the outsized role the United States has on the world stage — militarily, culturally and economically. And outside U.S. borders, Donald Trump’s presidency is not getting high marks, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.

Overall, the message in the numbers is clear: Most countries do not have a great deal of faith in Trump when it comes to managing international relations, particularly compared to other world leaders. When people from different countries were asked whether they had confidence in various national leaders to “do the right thing regarding world affairs,” Trump did not fare well.

This graphic shows that Trump was disliked by the World early on in his presidency. And nothing has changed since then:

Predictably:

The sharp decline in how much global publics trust the U.S. president on the world stage is especially pronounced among some of America’s closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as neighboring Mexico and Canada. Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel.

Former White House Ethics Lawyer: Trump Isn’t Mentally Competent to Stand Trial in the Senate

It’s kind of funny. But this is a real legal issue:

Is President Donald Trump mentally competent to stand trial? While the question itself may seem like something of a troll, there’s at least one high-profile legal professional who apparently doesn’t think so.

Former White House ethics lawyer current Minnesota Law School Professor Richard Painter publicly considered the notion.

“This statute, if embodied in the rules of the Senate, will probably indefinitely postpone an impeachment trial,” Painter tweeted on Friday evening. “The Chief Justice could so rule. 18 U.S. Code § 4241 – Determination of mental competency to stand trial.”

Trump Flashed a White Supremacist Hand Sign…Again

Trump is no longer hiding that he is a white supremacist. The OK hand sign has now been turned into symbol of hate. It’s become a signal of solidarity. And, apparently, Trump is using it to message his racist followers.

He is also did it in July 2019

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#SwarmTheSenate – Day 3

And there is more. The resistance is growing.

For more info visit the official Swarm the Senate facebook page.

Iran could Launch a devastating Cyber Attack on our Power Grid

It’s been an open secret that several hostile foreign powers could engage in cyberattack American grid and knock out our power supply. That is how vulnerable we are to such a terror attack. And Iran is one of countries can do it. It would be devastating. And the government has no answer for that threat. We need to be concerned:

…The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin from its National Terrorism Advisory System. “Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber attacks against the United States,” the alert said. “Iran is capable, at a minimum, of carrying out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the United States.” Another bullet point noted that “an attack in the homeland may come with little or no warning.” Shortly after, hackers claiming to be affiliated with Iran took over the Web site of the Federal Depository Library Program, an American government agency that distributes government publications, and inserted a picture of Trump being punched in the face, with blood dripping from his mouth. “Martyrdom,” the accompanying message read, was Suleimani’s “reward for years of implacable efforts.

…In 2010, the United States and Israel covertly inserted malware into the automated control system at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, causing nearly a thousand centrifuges to self-destruct. The centrifuges were necessary to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, and the Stuxnet attack, as it came to be known, was credited with slowing down Iran’s nuclear program and driving the Iranians to the negotiating table. Though neither Israel nor the United States has claimed credit for the attack, the ensuing nuclear deal, signed in 2015, was seen as a triumph for the Obama Administration. (Trump unilaterally walked away from the deal in 2018.) But an unintended consequence of Stuxnet—along with the inadvertent release of the virus into the “wild,” where it continues to be used by nation-state and rogue hackers—was that it inspired the Iranian government to accelerate the development of its own cyber army within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The government also recruited thousands of volunteer “patriotic” hackers—among them, criminal gangs and ideologically aligned terrorist groups such as Hezbollah—who work independently, but with the regime’s implicit blessing. (In its most recent bulletin, the D.H.S. noted that “Homegrown Violent Extremists could capitalize on the heightened tensions to launch individual attacks.”) As Ed Parsons and George Michael, who research cyber threats in the private sector, have pointed out, “The Iranian regime has demonstrated greater appetite towards destructive or disruptive cyber-attacks in peacetime than any other nation.”

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Trump Started a War with Iran to Save his Presidency

By now we should all be familiar with the 2011 video showing Trump accusing Obama of wanting to bomb Iran to get himself re-elected. They call that projection. And Trump does a lot of that. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that President Bonespurs would ‘wag-the-dog’ to distract from his legal problems.

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